The man I'm about to introduce to you has affected millions of Canadians’ lives – and they don’t even know it.
He's also affected my life, tremendously. Because this man is my father.
Back in 1976, my father, Arnie Kurtz, and another Montrealer, Arnold Wollman, fought discrimination in Quebec.
My dad may have lost the 10-year battle, but it was a big win for Canada: It was the catalyst to change our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
My Father Shares His Story For The First time: PART I
It was a decade-long court case, in which my father, the plaintiff, would go up against Canada's future Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. Mulroney represented the defence – future Quebec separatist leaders.
Despite numerous requests, never would my father talk to media about this – until I invited him on my radio show.
He would be my last guest on my afternoon talk show in Western Canada, and he had no clue it would be his first time discussing his incredible contribution to Canada.